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Newsletter 201621 - 6 July 2016


This week we welcome the following new students and their whānau: Jimmy Phillips and Amethyst Woods-Morunga.


Passion Project Presentations

Thank you to everyone who came and bought our baking. We had a huge response and all our groups made a profit. Thank you to the Whānau who came to watch our presentations as well.


Fairies in the Office

Today Phoebe Kopa from Room 2 made some fairy doors and a fairy path in Whaea Chicky’s office during Junior Discovery time. Phoebe told me the fairies were good and they will make my office a nicer place!


Junior Syndicate Matariki

The Junior Syndicate would like to thank the whānau who came along last Friday to celebrate Matariki with the Junior Syndicate classes.


Fire Brigade Sports 2016

Many thanks to the whānau who came along to support our teams at last week’s Fire Brigade Sports day.



This Saturday is the last day of the season for our Junior Netball teams. A reminder all players please be at the courts by 8am, games start at 8.30am. If the weather is unsuitable we will post a notice on our school Facebook page or feel free to text Whaea Chicky on 0508 Kaikohe after 7.30am

Many thanks to the coaches and whānau who have supported our teams this season!



There will be no Hockey this weekend. Games will start again after the holidays.

Mid-Year Reports  

Mid-Year Reports will come home today, Wednesday 6th July. If your child has been at school for less than 6 weeks they will not receive a report, however, you can make a time with their teacher if you wish to discuss anything.

Please come and see us if there are any concerns about your child’s report or if you would like any further explanations.

Also while we try very hard to ensure reports are error free sometimes we can miss things. Do not hesitate to come and show us any errors so we can alter them and give you an error free report.

Please note of your child’s attendance on their report. If your child’s attendance says unsatisfactory it means that they have attended school less than 80% of the school year. While we understand that sometimes the absences are explained it is still important for whanau to know how much time children are away from school.

Attendance of your child

If whānau wish to check on your child’s attendance at any time please come and see your child’s teacher. They can print a graph and other information to show individual attendance for Term 1 or 2.

Room 1 Attendance

The whānau of Room 1 are urged to please try to get their child/children to school more often. Whaea Angela has only had 11 days this year that every child has been present.


Kaikohe East School Board - Casual Vacancy

There is a vacancy on the board for an elected parent representative.

The board has resolved under section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection.

If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to hold a by-election should write to:


Kaikohe East Board

36 Mangakahia Rd

Kaikohe 0405

Or you can email secretary@kaikeast.school.nz

by 3rd August 2016.


Art Exhibition          

Over the next couple of days some classes will be walking up to the old Mitre 10 building to view the art that is on display.


School Uniforms - compulsory

Next year we are making the wearing of school uniforms compulsory for all children. We are currently trying to source a new, slightly cheaper option from The Warehouse but we do have uniforms in stock now that can be purchased at the office or time payments can be set up on line. Come and see us at the office for any queries please.

Year 3 and 4 Rippa Rugby

We would like to congratulate our three Year 3 and 4 Rippa Rugby teams who played in yesterday’s tournament at Lindvart Park.


Kaikohe Skate Bowl Opening

The Opening of the new Kaikohe Skate Bowl is this Saturday 9th July 12pm – 2pm at the Memorial Park. Special performances and guests Christian Huriwai, Hush Dance Studio and more.


League practice is every Monday and Wednesday with Matua Ken Moka. League is played Wednesday afternoons at 4pm. All players must have shoes and a mouth guard.

Don Edmonds,
6 Jul 2016, 16:05